Creating a lasting legacy
Before our partnership with Mental Health UK, we supported Alzheimer's Society and Alzheimer Scotland from 2017-2019.
Those partnerships may have officially ended, but that doesn't mean we'll stop supporting people affected by dementia. We'll continue working towards becoming a more dementia-friendly organisation through improvements to our branches and head office as well as our commitment to the Dementia Friends initiative.
The £250,000 raised by Skipton colleagues and customers was a standout figure that we're really proud of. But the longer-lasting legacy of our partnership is found in the accessibility and inclusivity of our branches.
A Dementia Friend in every branch - Over 90% of our branch colleagues have become Dementia Friends. Speak to a colleague in branch to find out how they can help visitors living with the condition. Dementia Friends is an Alzheimer's Society initiative raising awareness about dementia and the small actions people can take to make a more dementia-friendly society.
Supporting vital research - the money we have raised has funded research at the Bradford University Doctoral Training Centre. This research focuses on the care of people living with dementia ensuring a legacy of our fundraising.
Providing for ongoing support - in Scotland, we raised money to help support Alzheimer Scotland's 24-hour freephone dementia helpline, dementia resource centres, dementia advisors, community activity organisers, volunteer coordinators and much more.